As part of the HazArt project | Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) of Traditional Indian Artisans and Craftspeople Project (HazArt) | we tested the ambient air quality during a firing of black-on-black (reduced) pottery. This field project was a collaboration of Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Inc., Sandia National Laboratory, and Tewa Women United.
The project was recorded August 1993 by Catalina Reyes of KUNM for National Native News. Her story was broadcast that September.
Principals on the broadcast are
# Kathy Sanchez (potter) and Evelyn Garcia (assisting the firing), Tewa Women United
# Pat Herring, CIH, Sandia National Laboratory and
# myself (M. Pamela Bumsted, Ph.D.), head of the ENIPC environmental office.
# Mary Attu, doll maker and skin sewer, was also interviewed
Field location was the pot firing shed (stable) of the late Maria and Julian Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, great-grandparents to Ms Sanchez and Garcia. ...
This digitized audio file does not represent the quality of the original audiotape. I’m sorry the quality is not good. I’ll get it improved eventually. There are photos of the project, in deep storage. These too will one day be available.
The following picture shows the traditional firing. Please read the story and view the pictures at [...]Native Crafts Health Effects Project
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